The Gemini Kit is designed for prepping when reapplying the TWP, not just for general cleaning as it may remove some of the current stain. This is normal for prep.
Best to put the umbrella back in the same spot if not reapplying the TWP.[/quote]
Thanks for clarifying the Kit, was very worried because of the last time (but i did use a deck brush to help it clean which I don't think I will do this year). Since i have cleaned everything very well (sponge and soapy water all surfaces) can I just use a sprayer to apply part 1, let it sit as recommended and then use sprayer to apply part 2, then rinse - so no scrubbing at all to lessen stain removal?
Also, should I use it more dilutated (i read somewhere that for maintenance coat use at half strength if no issues - and since the only issue i have it very isolated to 2 handrail top boards that are 14 and 20 feet long everything else but under umbrella looked good)?
Yes you can do that. Use at 4-6 oz per gallon of water.